The Venge family has farmed vitis vinifera varieties in Napa Valley for nearly half a century. The family's viticultural roots flourished in 1976 with the purchase of a 17 acre vineyard in the Oakville District that was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This fortunate development cast the family among the winemaking pioneers of Napa Valley.
Today the focus is on select vineyard sites that produce fruit worthy of bearing the Venge family name.
92 Points Robert Parker ... Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 2% Merlot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux prances out of the glass with gregarious notions of black currant cordial, kirsch, blueberry preserves and potpourri plus suggestions of fallen leaves, cinnamon stick and aniseed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with ripe black and blue fruits, supported by grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a compelling savoury note.